Thanks for putting that article out here Spark; I found this quote particularly pointed:
“Interestingly, we thought these decision aids might lead to more men forgoing testing, but in fact, the men didn’t change their screening plans,” Dr. Taylor said. “The men told us these tools helped them resolve their own conflicts about whether or not to receive screening.”
These results are absolutely not surprising to me, as once again education is king. So they got to learn about testing and still decided that they wanted to be tested.
Let's see how long it takes someone to try to discredit this position. . . . IMHO that would be more than just a little bit of a challenge, as this was a randomized trial published in JAMA Internal Medicine (July 29,
2013), and included "a racially diverse group of 1,879 men aged 45 to 70 years that were randomly assigned
to utilize a print-based decision aid, an interactive web-based decision aid, or
usual care (no decision aid)."
Great point made.
56 yrs old, excellent health - DX'd with PCa July '12
9 of 12 Gleason: 3+3 and 3+4 (All neg PNI)
Negative DRE’s / NO / MO / T1C / Gland size 40gm / Vol. 22gm
Volume Study 8/14/12
Casodex 50mg daily 5 wks prior 2 wks post BT
LDR BT 9/21/12 – no issues
3 mo PSA 12/20 0.48!
6 mo PSA 3/14 0.21!
9 mo PSA 6/18/13 0.30!